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3 Feb 2001: A view of the XFL football taken on the field before the game between the Las Vegas Outlaws and the New York/New Jersey Hitmen at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Outlaws defeated the Hitmen 19-0.Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport

Dude I don’t know about you, but for me,  bad football is still football. That’s why I’m so pumped that just a week after the NFL season ended with KC’s thrilling 4th quarter comeback, there’s a new (old) kid in town to take up my weekend sports watching until baseball season. The XFL is back!!!! Yes THAT XFL…The one owned by the one and only Vince McMahon! Now, ol’ Vince promises us that this new and improved XFL will not be as gimmicky as it’s 2001 predecessor. Gone are the WWE style story lines and off the field commotion. However,  some things that worked in the past league will remain. You may remember that it was the 2001 XFL that created the above the field suspended camera, an innovation still used today in the modern NFL. It remains to be seen if the new rules McMahon is proud of will be so great that they eventually trickle down to the NFL. Included in these new rules, designed to make the game faster and modern, according to XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck (yup Andrew’s daddy), is a strange and somewhat confusing overtime procedure. The XFL created a bunch of videos to help fans understand the new rules.


Launching in 2020, the XFL will reimagine the game of football and leverage innovative technology to deliver a revolutionary fan experience.

Either way, I say we give it a try, heck we even have our own team!!! the (New York) Guardians, who will play at Met Life Stadium! First game is this Sunday! I might even go, because let’s face it even though I’ve never heard of most of the players, and even though you have to wonder about the talent pool if they weren’t good enough for the NFL, and even though no league since the AFL has been able to even sniff success against the NFL, and even though you KNOW Vince will go back to the WWE angles if the crowd gets bored with the product, even though all of these things are in my head, bad football is still football. See ya on the beer line, Jabroni!

By the way Jabroni might be one of the names on the back of the jerseys. #HEHATEME